I watched a program on Giogio Moroder last night, & it made me realize what a phenomenal talent he is, as well as a humble & funny fella. His disco outings are well documented, but his early bubblegum pop career seldom is mentioned, so I thought I would readdress the balance! “Stop” sounds very much like a number penned by Syd Barrett on some early Pink Floyd album, with strange keyboard lines & heavy phasing, the tripped out psychedelics make this a great acid track.
Kinda messed up, as this technically is day 5, but I had to go on a road trip yesterday, so things got a bit messed up. Anyways, enough of this wittering on & lets get stuck into the music! This is the B-Side to “Maybe I’m Amazed” which is a lovely cover by Lena, but the B-Side “Feels So Good” unleashes Lena’s femme funk side, with buckets of soul & a tight ol’ brass section. Another one from the magic box that provided day 1 & 3’s offerings.
Lena Horne “Feels So Good”
Instagram have been running a record a day for a few months, due to the constraints that they put on the criteria of each day, I found it difficult to find something everyday to post. So I’ve decided to do my own vinyl challenge, & I’m going to post up a 45 (7″ Single) everyday from my collection. I’m not sure weather to go in alphabetical order, but it just so happens that today’s platter is by Ray Anthony & is called the Arabian Funk.
I found this a few years ago in a charity shop, along with a really good bunch of other singles. It’s got a great hard sound to it, with an over blown sax line, juicy moogs & some concrete drums, niceness all round! This has appeared on a compilation called “Movements”.
Day 1 Ray Anthony “The Arabian Funk”